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Minimum wage hike not the best way to reduce poverty in Manitoba, says premier

WINNIPEG — There is no guarantee Manitoba’s frozen minimum wage will thaw in 2017, as the premier and labour leaders disagree over whether a higher minimum pay rate helps the poor. 390 more words


Manitobans participate in Buy Nothing Day, a backlash to Black Friday

WINNIPEG — As consumers gear up for one of the biggest shopping days of the year, some Manitobans are deciding to stay home and not participate in… 526 more words


Low Canadian dollar hitting North Dakota hotels, not retailers

WINNIPEG — The low Canadian dollar isn’t stopping Manitobans from going south to shop, but it is preventing them from spending the night.

With the Canadian dollar worth about 70 cents U.S., less visitors are choosing to stay at hotels in places like Grand Forks and Fargo. 322 more words